Nike Metcon 7 versus Nike Metcon 6 - What are the differences?
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 7 Versus Nike Metcon 6

Let’s compare the Nike Metcon 7 to the Nike Metcon 6. Now that the Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser has dropped we finally have something to compare against the Nike Metcon 6. At long last we have the Nike Metcon 7. It looks good (just remember this is the Mat Fraser Personal Edition – so it always looks a bit “dramatic”). Has Nike revolutionized the CrossFit shoe that millions know and love? We’ll compare this shoe to its very popular predecessor. This is Nike Metcon 7 vs Nike Metcon 6. And here’s where you can get these shoes: Let’s get right into the comparison. Nike Metcon 7 – Overview Let’s start from the bottom up. The outsole on both shoes is all rubber, has flex grooves, and a very firm heel. There’s deep pre-formed flex grooves in the forefoot of both shoes. The M6 had a diamond-shaped heel, and with the M7 the heel is noticeably wider. This is good – because the main mission of the Nike Metcon shoes is heavy weight lifting. A wide heel makes for a [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 7 X Women’s side view left
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 7 X

Here’s the newly launched Nike Metcon 7 X. This is an exclusive for Nike Members only – but expect other retailers will have the shoe in about 1 week. Or you can get it from Rogue Fitness NOW. Metcon, Nike’s ultimate, functional cross-training shoe, now comes with new colorways for its 7th iteration. Available for men and women, this shoe offers better stability and durability than its predecessors. Aside from its breathability and comfort for distancing running and improved flexibility for sprints and jump boxes, let’s see what other outstanding features of this new shoe are. The other version of the shoe you can get right now is the Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser PE. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Metcon 7 Launch Colorways – Overview What’s new? The Hyperlift heel is upgraded, making lifting a pleasant adventure. It helps stabilize and support the base of the shoe with its rugged, built-in TPU heels. Metcon 7 has a radical change in its built-in midsole using Nike’s E-TPU material, React. The insoles provide [Read more …]

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CrossFit Shoes

Nike Romaleos 4 SE Weightlifting Shoe

Here’s the newest color option of the Nike Romaleos 4 SE from Nike. The Nike Romaleos family is known for two things – strength and stability. These are Olympic weightlifting shoes that are heavier, with a flat sole and midfoot straps for a tight fit. They enable you to push into the floor with less effort, producing more power throughout a lift. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nike Romaleos 4 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Here’s our earlier hands-on review of the Rom 4: Nike Romaleos 4 SE – Overview The upper of Nike Romaleos 4 SE is made mainly from a woven type of fabric that is solid but flexible. The material is a bit hard and needs a little time to break-in, and when it does, it becomes comfortable. The toebox of the shoe arches nicely for split jerks without curving easily. The Nike Romaleos 4 SE highlights a broad, flat base and a supportive foundation. [Read more …]

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Workout Apparel

Dri-FIT Workout Clothes from Rogue

Need workout clothes? Let’s look at the Dri-FIT Workout Clothes from Rogue (but made by Nike). Great workout clothes give advantages like moisture-wicking technology, stretch fabric, and smell control. It is also essential the shirt fits conveniently and functions properly during exercises like strength training or running. Take a look at some workout clothes that will not disrupt your precious workout. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Dri-FIT Workout Clothes from Rogue – Overview Working out feeling fresh and relaxed is an important feeling when working out, especially when doing extreme exercises. When you sweat, you might absorb, and stink-causing bacteria might build up. A fabric that can diffuse sweat is the ideal material as your workout attire. Clothing with excellent breathability is also essential because they dry quickly so you can feel fresh even if you are drenched in sweat for a long time. Nike uses Dri-Fit technology that pulls the moisture away to keep you comfortable and light in your most intense workout. Here are some of their clothing. Nike Dri-FIT Mat [Read more …]

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Gym Equipment

Gym Timers from Rogue

Adding a timer to your workout is a good idea. Let’s look at some of the Gym Timers from Rogue Fitness. If you are looking for a timer on the wall that provides all the purposes you need while convenient and easy to use, look no further. Rogue offers lightweight and versatile timers not only for homes and gyms but also for larger facilities. Here are some of the styles we are going to look at: Gym Timers from Rogue – Overview You can track your workout with Rogue’s Gym Timers, allowing you to set custom intervals or even employ preset CrossFit training intervals. The timers can be mounted to the wall with a long-life rechargeable battery. These gym timers highlight a pair of crystal clear LED displays, handy remote control access, and dozens of pre-set and programmable interval settings for a truly customized experience. Timebirds Timer The Timebirds® Timer measures 6.1” x 1.85” x 0.8” (155mm x 47mm x 21mm) and is built with shock-resistant housing, polycarbonate anti-glare lens, and a magnetic spine for a fast, reliable set-up. It [Read more …]

Reebok Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe farm
CrossFit Shoes

Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe for CrossFit

Reebok is soon launching another Rich Froning training shoe. Check out the Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe from Reebok. Whether you climb, jump, or throw the barbell around, the Reebok Nano X1 is made to do all of them and so much more. The new version of Nano X1 is in collaboration with Rich Froning Jr. who is the 4x “Fittest Man on Earth.” This shoe is an exclusive iteration of Reebok’s award-winning ‘Official Shoe of Fitness’ silhouette as a special offering for the fitness community. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Coming soon! Nano X1 Froning Training Shoe – Overview Reebok keeps on making the Nano series extra versatile. This special edition and latest collaboration give recognition to the “Into the Storm” mantra that serves as a daily inspiration for Froning and the slogan for his business, Froning Farms. The shoe is fused with Reebok’s Floatride Energy cushioning [Read more …]

Rep Fitness AB-5000 Zero Gap Adjustable Bench Matte Black with a user
Gym Equipment

REP AB-5000 Zero Gap Adjustable Bench in Matte Black

Here’s the amazing REP AB-5000 Zero Gap Bench in a new color – Matte Black. This is a great bench – and the one I personally use in my garage gym. A good traditional adjustable bench is typically durable, stable, comfortable, foldable, and can be adjusted to different positions. What if you can get all of these minus the hassle of dealing with disturbing pad gaps found on conventional FID benches? You can now improve your workouts and make the most of them with the REP AB-5000 ZeroGap. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: REP AB-5000 Zero Gap Bench – Overview The Rep AB-5000 Zero Gap Bench offers rock-solid stability and highlights 11 gauge steel frames, commercial-grade paint, and solid vinyl padding. Pad gaps are one of the most bothersome features of traditional adjustable benches. To offer a solution to this, Rep Fitness nullifies the gap to provide a higher level of comfort and innovation. This enables the seat to slide along the frame, effectively dismissing the troublesome gap found on practically all competing products. [Read more …]

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Savage Bumper Plates from Fringe Sport

Are you doing the Oly lifts? Then you need proper bumper plates. These new Savage Bumper Plates from Fringe Sport are robust and affordable. (And they look good!) Bumper plates are advised for beginners (and experts), and even if you would not lift as much in the beginning, they are still advised just in case one drops the bar. What makes them better than iron plates is their durability, that despite the abuse you give them, you don’t have to worry about them getting cuts and cracks. They are highly recommended during any workout where you’ll need to lift and move fast, like in CrossFit. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at: Savage Bumper Plates – Overview Savage Bumper Plates are easy to recognize because they have tiger stripe colors throughout them. The colors are attractive as they are also helpful. If you are in a hurry, you can easily spot the plates that you need to get a brief workout without double-checking the plates you are loading. Bumper plates are made of 100% virgin rubber, [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser MF CrossFit Shoe PE (61)
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser

Here’s the new Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser. It’s available now – but selling out FAST! Mat Fraser, the first and only person to win five CrossFit Games titles, now comes with his fourth Personal Edition release of Metcon 7. It is limited in quantities, though, so make sure to sign up now to be informed of the release and get the chance to get your elusive pair in the drop. Here’s some of the styles that will be available soon: Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser – Overview The Nike Metcon 7 MF is the gold standard for weight training and is worn by the “Fittest Man on Earth” and 5X CrossFit Games Champion, Mat Fraser. This version is more stable and more durable than the previous ones. It has a wide, flat heel that becomes more stable with an inner plate dispersing weight from side to side. It also flexes to make it easy for cardio intervals. What’s new with the Metcon 7 is the React foam that elevates comfort to keep you ready for high-intensity cardio. There is [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 7 Women’s Multicolor side view left
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 7 First Look

It’s here! This is the new Nike Metcon 7. You can now buy the Nike Metcon 7 Mat Fraser PE (Personal Edition) or the Nike Metcon 7 X. Nike just recently launched the latest version of the Metcon family with Metcon 7. It still has a wide, flat heel and an inner plate that intensifies stability like its predecessors, but let us take a look at the improvements and what makes it different from them. Here are some of the styles that will be available soon: Nike Metcon 7 – Overview Like its forerunners, the Metcon 7 also has a plate that flexes with movement so you can execute your reps and intervals with convenience. The tooling pairs with a wide, flat heel layout comprise an inner plate intended to divide the weight from edge to edge. If Metcon 6 focuses on breathability, Metcon 7’s most significant feature is React foam. This gives a comfortable, cushioned base that feels lightweight and flexible when you kick it into high gear for sprints and cardio. The rubber is also revamped, and it [Read more …]